Massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds hit Indian capital

At least nine people were killed in and around New Delhi, India, when a massive thunderstorm brought down trees and cut off power on May 30, 2014. Most of the deaths were caused by the falling trees or collapsing walls.A massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds severely affected road traffic, metro services, flight operations and power supply in the city. Thousands of people were stranded outside Metro stations and on roads while dusty winds blew at a speed of over 90 km/h. The storm uprooted trees, cut off power lines in many areas and affected traffic lights leading to massive traffic jams. The storm affected many transmission lines and power generation plants in Delhi.The MeT department has predicted bad air quality in the city for… »

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Major explosive eruption of Sangeang Api volcano - Sunda Islands, Indonesia

A major explosive eruption occurred at Indonesian Sangeang Api volcano around 08:30 UTC today. A subplinian eruption column quickly rose to an estimated 15 – 20 km (50 – 65 000 ft) altitude and drifted several hundred km to the east and southeast. Aviation color code is on red.Ash fall was reported in areas up to 30 km downwind from the volcano, VolcanoDiscovery reports.Luckily, the island itself is largely uninhabited although visted by farmers who cultivate some land.Evacuations were ordered within 1.5 km radius from the volcano. Di atas pesawat menuju Labuan Bajo, salah satu tim redaksi @areamagz @johnindra, melihat lgsg letusan Gunung Sangiang— AREA Magazine (@areamagz) May 30, 2014Pray For #Sangiang #Bima #NTB [foto lasso:1)… »

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May 2014 HIW release (v. 2.0)

On May 30, 2014, we released an updated and improved version of the Health Indicators Warehouse. The changes include a refreshed user interface that improves user work flow and an expanded and better organized web services section.

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